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by joe
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Role of the mind
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Role of the mind

Here's a good video where Rupert Spira talks about the Mind and it's essential nature (i.e. Awareness... or the "Spiritual Dimension" if you want to call it that): https://youtu.be/Qgcfa0LFKXc?t=210 (I chose to start the video at 3:30 to "cut to the chase") :D Great video- thanks! So what he is say...
by joe
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Role of the mind
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Role of the mind

My point is that atheists are stuck in the mind. They can't recognize the spiritual dimension in their lives because they try to use reason to understand it.
by joe
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Role of the mind
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Role of the mind

I guess what I'm getting at is that an atheist can claim that the desire to be present or mindful so that one can live more fully is something that we are biologically driven to do. That somehow relates to science and to how the mind works. If spirituality is getting past the mind, what is the argum...
by joe
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Role of the mind
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Role of the mind

Can someone provide some clarity please?
by joe
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Role of the mind
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Role of the mind

I recently heard a point of view that the spiritual dimension is part of the mind. What is the argument that spirituality is something outside the mind?
by joe
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maintaining awareness throughout the day
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Maintaining awareness throughout the day

Thank you for the clarification!
by joe
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maintaining awareness throughout the day
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Maintaining awareness throughout the day

I have been trying to follow my breath and have a question: do you stop doing that when you are thinking about something or responding to something external? Are you supposed to "multi-task" at that point?
by joe
Sun May 20, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons
Replies: 60
Views: 3885

Re: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons

I'm not too worried about being pushed; they are very patient! :)

I'm just wondering what the counterargument to choosing baptism as an adult would be. Is it simply that even if baptism was practiced by Jesus, that doesn't make it necessary to be "saved"?
by joe
Sat May 19, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons
Replies: 60
Views: 3885

Re: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons

You are missing my point. I'm not defending baptism, I'm asking what a legitimate argument against it would be when members of the church point out that it is a teaching of Jesus. This is opposed to many rituals one finds in the Catholic church, which the people who run our church don't practice bec...
by joe
Fri May 18, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons
Replies: 60
Views: 3885

Re: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons

Can you tell me more? Also, I want to become a member of this church I've been attending, but don't want a public baptism. The baptisms are a big deal for them, but I was baptized when young and don't feel the need. I see that as their custom. They argue however, that you need to be baptized when an...
by joe
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1491

Re: What happens in meditation?

Thanks! These videos may be very useful. :D
by joe
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1491

Re: What happens in meditation?

Yes, I have really become interested in the mystics, such as St. John of the Cross.
by joe
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1491

Re: What happens in meditation?

I do understand that those who subscribe to established Christian religions believe in Jesus the man. That's not the point. That's the point as far as my current fuzziness on questions of Christian spiritual practice. In every sermon and Life Group, every spiritual principle is brought back to the ...
by joe
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1491

Re: What happens in meditation?

I've done a lot of walking in my life, and have yet to see Jesus walking along side me. It seems obvious that that teaching is a metaphor. And if that statement is a metaphor, is it not also possible that Jesus as Savior is also a metaphor? A statement based in truth but holds a larger meaning than...
by joe
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1491

Re: What happens in meditation?

Can someone speak to this?